PAYTON AND TAYLOR LUNDE WIN SPRINTS
The Meridian and Ferndale girls' track teams combined to win 13 events on Thursday, March 27, at Meridian High School. The other team, Sedro-Woolley, only won five events on the day. Meridian topped Ferndale 82-51 and beat Sedro-Woolley 80-52. Ferndale lost to Sedro 71-67.
Taylor Lunde (100 meters) and Payton Lunde (200 meters) won the sprints for Meridian. The Trojans success on the track continued with Janessa Murphy's win in the 400 meters, McKenzie Rogue's victory in the 800 meters and Mimi Meggison's first-place finish in the 3,200 meters. Meridian's team also won the 4x200-meter relay.
Meridian also got wins in the field events from Murphy (long jump) and Sydney Gospodinovich (shot put and discus).
Ferndale got four event wins. It started with a win in the 4x100 relay at 54.67 seconds. Jordin Bartel won the high jump, Laura Tkacsik took the triple jump crown and Gabriella Gould topped competitors in the pole vault.
Meridian High School
Team scores: Meridian 82, Ferndale 51. Sedro-Woolley 71, Ferndale 67. Meridian 80, Sedro-Woolley 52
100: Taylor Lunde (Meridian) 13.03; 200: Payton Lunde (Meridian) 27.22; 400: Janessa Murphy (Meridian) 1:03.38; 800: McKenzie Rogue (Meridian) 2:35.44; 1,600: Sabrina Wilk (S-W) 5:44.00; 3,200: Mimi Meggison (Meridian) 12:55.50; 100 hurdles: Adrianna Lanuza-ortiz (S-W) 16.80; 300 hurdles: Adrianna Lanuza-ortiz (S-W) 51.36; 4x100 relay: Ferndale 54.67; 4x200 relay: Meridian 1:50.02; 4x400 relay: Sedro-Woolley 4:43.85; High jump: Jordin Bartel (Ferndale) 4-08.00; Long jump: Janessa Murphy (Meridian) 15-09.00; Triple jump: Laura Tkacsik (Ferndale) 28-08.00; Shot put: Sydney Gospodinovich (Meridian) 27-02.00; Discus: Sydney Gospodinovich (Meridian) 27-02; Javelin: Chloe Ammons (S-W) 89-05; Pole vault: Gabriella Gould (Ferndale) 9-00.00.